Political parties

Democracy Digest: Poland Closer to Getting Hands on EU Recovery Cash

To get the law through, the ruling Law and Justice {PiS} even rejected some amendments proposed by MPs from the party of hardline Justice Minister Zbigniew Ziobro. On Wednesday night, it seemed the Justice Ministers' crowd was ready to let this one go in the name of, as they said, "a far-reaching compromise".

Tackling healthcare and rising prices to be Golob’s first priorities

Ljubljana – In his address to parliament ahead of a vote on his becoming prime minister-elect, Robert Golob identified tackling problems in healthcare and containing rising energy and food prices as the first priorities of his emerging government. He underscored social justice, solidarity and knowledge-based society as their guidelines.

SDS and NSi oppose Golob as PM, leave door open for cooperation

Ljubljana – Deputies of the Democrats (SDS) and New Slovenia (NSi), who are to be in the opposition in the new term, said that Robert Golob could not count on their support as the National Assembly is taking a vote on the prime minister nominee on Wednesday. They nevertheless said constructive cooperation with the new government was a possibility.

Serbia, Bosnian Serb Entity, Salute Russia on Victory Day

Serbia and Bosnia's Serb-dominated entity, Repubika Srpska, on Monday celerbrated Victory Day, the day when Russia marks its victory over Nazi Germany in 1945 with huge parades in Moscow.

At a time when support for Russia is controversial in Europe, EU candidate Serbia sent messages of support to the EU as well as Russia.

Freedom Movement & partners keen to form govt by 3 June

Ljubljana – The Freedom Movement, the party that won the 24 April general election, and its prospective coalition partners, the Social Democrats (SD) and the Left, would like to form a government by 3 June and will set out the distribution of ministerial briefs between them by the end of the week after the first round of official talks on Tuesday.

BIRN Fact-Check: Can Montenegro’s new Minority Govt Deliver Consensus on Key Reforms?

The leader of the Black-on-White bloc, Abazovic, was elected Prime Minister by 45 votes in the 81-seat chamber, supported by his own coalition, the pro-Serbian Socialist People's Party and the former opposition Democratic Party of Socialists, DPS, the Social Democratic Party, the Bosniak Party and two ethnic Albanian coalitions.

Turkey needs major change, opposition leader says

Leaders of political parties issued messages on the occasion of the Eid al-Fitr, with the main opposition Republican People's Party (CHP) party leader suggesting that Turkey needs a major change for its future.

"For a genuine feast in Turkey, we need a major change and the prevalence of meritocracy," Kemal Kılıçdaroğlu said in a message on the occasion of Eid al-Fitr.

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